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Craigslist sues Instamotor for allegedly re-posting car ads

Classified ad posting website Craigslist filed a federal lawsuit Friday against San Francisco online automobile marketplace Instamotor, alleging that it scraped Craigslist for car ads and re-appropriated them as its [Read entire story]

Silicon Valley concerned as FCC kicks off net neutrality rollback

Federal Communications Commission Chairman Ajit Pai on Wednesday sketched out his plan to sharply limit the government’s oversight of Internet providers. In a speech to members of the conservative policy advocacy [Read entire story]

Judges must not invest in pot, California committee says

California state judges should just say no when it comes to investing in cannabis businesses, a judicial ethics committee said this week. The state’s Supreme Court Committee on Judicial Ethics Opinions said on [Read entire story]

Antenna permitting bill sparks clash between state, local officials

A resolution unanimously approved by San Francisco’s Board of Supervisors on Tuesday may put the city on a collision course with Sacramento legislators over a bill that aims to shift the power to regulate the placement [Read entire story]

Wells Fargo to take back additional $75 million from former execs

On Monday, it took what financial industry analysts saw as the most significant step yet. The bank’s board released the findings of a six-month investigation into the “root causes of improper sales practices” [Read entire story]

Shares of San Francisco’s Okta jump in IPO debut

San Francisco business software developer Okta made a splashy public market debut Friday, with shares opening at $23.56 — 39 percent above the $17 mark, where the company priced its shares a day earlier in an initial [Read entire story]

What you can do to protect your online privacy

On Tuesday, the House narrowly voted to scrap rules intended to force Internet service providers to get permission from customers before collecting and selling customers’ data. President Trump is expected to sign the [Read entire story]

Cloudera files for IPO

Palo Alto data analysis software company Cloudera is the latest Bay Area firm to file for an initial public offering. The company, which helps other businesses install and use complex data analysis software, indicated [Read entire story]

Tesla employee alleges physical, racial harassment in suit

A Tesla employee has filed a lawsuit against the automaker, claiming he was physically and racially harassed while working on the assembly line at the company’s Fremont factory. The employee, DeWitt Lambert, who is [Read entire story]

Mission Beach Cafe sued by workers claiming wage violations

Nine current and former employees at Mission Beach Cafe in San Francisco have sued the popular breakfast and brunch restaurant over what they claim are a host of labor violations over the last four years. The workers, [Read entire story]

Panel grapples with pot banking laws

California is still grasping toward what State Treasurer John Chiang on Monday called “the best imperfect solution” for a fully functioning cannabis marketplace before recreational marijuana becomes available for [Read entire story]

California passes nation’s toughest methane emission regulations

California air quality officials have approved what are widely considered to be the most rigorous and comprehensive regulations in the country for controlling methane emissions, a move that helps cement the state’s [Read entire story]

AT&T workers end strike

An estimated 17,000 employees had moved to strike early Wednesday to protest the way in which AT&T was assigning jobs to technical workers. The workers asserted that AT&T was directing lower-salaried employees to [Read entire story]

Thousands of AT&T workers strike over work assignments

An estimated 17,000 AT&T employees in California and Nevada went on strike Wednesday to protest what they claim is the illegal way in which the company is handling work assignments for technicians. Employees at the [Read entire story]

Amid turbulence at Uber, president resigns

Several high-level executives have resigned as CEO Travis Kalanick faces scrutiny over his abrasive management style and the company reels from allegations of widespread sexism. “The beliefs and approach to leadership [Read entire story]

State officials slam AT&T for poor service, job cuts

On Tuesday, the officials — among them San Francisco Supervisors Hillary Ronen and Aaron Peskin, Berkeley Mayor Jesse Arreguin and Santa Clara Mayor Lisa Gillmor — sent a letter to AT&T’s CEO Randall Stephenson and [Read entire story]

Blue Shield to move headquarters to Oakland in 2019

Blue Shield of California plans to move its headquarters from San Francisco to a new facility in Oakland, a move the insurer said will help to cut down on administrative expenses and other costs. “Blue Shield has [Read entire story]

Tacolicious to pay $900,000 to settle workers’ lawsuit

Bay Area Mexican restaurant chain Tacolicious has agreed to pay $900,000 to settle a class-action lawsuit brought by employees who claim they were denied meal and rest breaks and had their wages improperly withheld. Two [Read entire story]

SF Internet access ordinance under fire from trade group

A national trade group has asked the Federal Communications Commission to overturn a San Francisco ordinance intended to keep landlords from interfering with their tenants’ ability to choose their Internet service [Read entire story]

California explores energy impacts of cannabis cultivation

The strain that California’s legalized cannabis industry could place on the state’s power grid came into focus on Tuesday, as marijuana cultivators, energy regulators and utility companies huddled to begin hashing [Read entire story]